Mrs. Wow Never Wanted a Cow: Beginner Books
Martha Freeman & Steven Salerno
Random House, 2006 (2006)
Reviewed by J. A. Kaszuba Locke
rs. Wow owns a cat named
, and a dog named
. Meow's chore is to catch mice, but she wants only to sleep. Bow-Wow's duty is to guard the house, but alas he only loves to eat.
hile Mrs. Wow mows her lawn one day, a cow stands on the grass, joyfully munching. Mrs. Wow tries to shoo the cow away, as she really doesn't want one. But Meow and Bow-Wow decide to train the cow to do their chores. It doesn't work ... So, Mrs. Wow comes up with a great plan to make use of the cow and to get her dog and cat to do their chores!
teven Salerno's illustrations are black-outlined figures in colorful colors, such as a purple dog, a golden cat, and a brown and white cow with a pink nose. Martha Freeman was a newspaper reporter, editor, and teacher before she began writing
for young readers.
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